living and dying through
An immoral economic system
compels a society's
"Cooperation, not competition, is the primary
basis of life and the primary engine of evolution."
"We disassociated the source of our financial
benefits from what we saw happening around us that we knew was wrong." -
Catherine Austin Fitts
"We are in the midst of a crash course in economic
- Episcopal Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori July 12,
"Society itself may be defined as nothing else
but the combination of individuals for cooperative effort. Without
social cooperation man could not
achieve the barest fraction of the ends and satisfactions that he has achieved
with it. The realm of economic cooperation occupies a far larger part of our
daily lives than most of us are commonly aware of, or even willing to admit.
Marriage and family are, among other things, a form not only of biological but
of economic cooperation." - Henry Hazlitt
"Economic freedom is an essential requisite for
political freedom. Enabling people to cooperate with one another without coercion
or central direction reduces the area over which political power is exercised."
Milton Friedman economist,
Prize Through devotion to
the current corporate fiat-money
credit-based economic system, American government has enshrined all the
disadvantages and none of the advantages of democracy.
We now have a government based on dissent,
in which delay is a common tactic. Secrecy is regularly employed so
imbecilic measures that never produce the results predicted can be enacted.
Corruption is a moral failure; it is ubiquitous in societies permeated
by immorality. The current
corporate fiat-money credit-based economic system institutionalizes
immorality diffusing it
throughout society. Empirical evidence for this claim is pervasive.
popular conception of the American economic system is this: individuals,
acting in their own self-interest as
economic agents, engage in economic activities that bring them the greatest
financial rewards thereby maximizing the economic well-being of society as a
Experience does not
validate this view.
Congressmen defend the
morality of their
actions by appealing to this prevailing popular conception. Congressmen are
doing exactly as popular conception recommends - just like businessmen and
The result is
common moral values are
dismissed as irrelevant and society sinks into
immorality. An immoral economic
system compels the moral decline of a culture.
Such declines are
predictable, systemic and not accidental.
The intellectual and moral
failures of the corporatists and the
current corporate fiat-money credit-based economic system reflect the ideology
failure of the economics of corporatism and the credit-based monetary system.
The inadequate and shoddy economic arguments of
corporatist ideologues parallels the
bankruptcy of the military-industrial-entertainment social cultural system in
which they are embedded.
We are told endlessly that our very
civilization is dependent on keeping in check the violent tendencies of those
who envy our
"developed" social culture.
But what about those
violent tendencies in human
With images of tales of violence on our television screens
and in our newspapers it may seem a
strange to point out that the truth is humans are becoming less
Recent evidence about violence among
animal species, such as the chimpanzee, and among hunter-gatherer and early
agricultural societies shows that mankind has undergone a remarkable pacifist
revolution in the last 10 millenniums.
Humans are unique among species
in their elaborate spreading of labor among strangers. Unlike that other
uniquely human attribute, language, our ability to cooperate with strangers did
not evolve gradually during prehistory. Only 10,000 years ago - a blink of an
eye in evolutionary time - humans still hunted in family bands and were
suspicious of strangers, fighting those they could not flee. They were only
cautiously beginning to accept the rudiments of trade.
Yet today, we
live and work among strangers and depend upon millions more. What has made this
The answer is both institutional and psychological. Once human
beings adopted a farming lifestyle they could no longer flee unwelcome
strangers, human beings were forced to develop the institutions that now
sustain cooperation between strangers - empires, markets and law.
Humans could do so because of two psychological
First, a capacity for rational calculation of the costs and
benefits of cooperation and,
Second, tendency for reciprocity,
willingness to repay kindness with kindness and betrayal with wrath.
Although neither emotional condition initially came into being to help
individuals deal with strangers both allowed us to do so, once strangers became
an inescapable fact of life. In many hunter-gatherer and early agricultural
societies archeological evidence suggest that up to 40% of deaths may have been
because of violence. The worldwide average rate of violent death (a little over
1% of all deaths) is almost certainly as low as it has ever been.
deadliest violence is perpetrated not by individuals but by groups - gangs,
armies, terrorist networks. Human cooperation is double-edged. Not only is it
the foundation of social trust, it also makes for the most successful acts of
aggression between groups. Like chimpanzees, though with more lethal
refinement, human beings harness altruism, solidarity and the skills of
rational reflection in pursuit of warfare. Industrialization, networking,
information technology and human capital dramatically increase human efficiency
at making war.
"Where is the outrage in this nation? Will it all end,
finally, when there is only Walmart and
McDonald's left and there is
no one who can afford its product except those who stole all the money? These
plutocrats should all be known for what they are - traitors. "- Michael
Boshears, March 2005
To work in high
finance one has to divorce oneself from the reality of the human suffering
that is caused directly by the funneling of the fruits of one's labor into
paying for the right to use
assets created through a few strokes on a computer keyboard and registered in
the financial system's database.
Morality must be checked at the door
much as the Pharisees checked their
morality at the temple door when
they allowed the soulless money changers to set up their financial operations
in the temple.
One can serve Mammon or
the Creator and Sustainer. Serving the Creator and Sustainer is
defined by living life naturally in harmony
with the Earth while elevating the needs of life above the acquisition of
material possessions. It is no wonder that all that is good in a human -
empathy - is suppressed by the elevation
of all that is evil - pride, greed and lust.
Each individual human has
the basic human right to the
basic necessities of life but no one has the
right to more resorces than
he or she can use. The man or woman that controls an inordinate amount of
resources has become spiritually corrupt and has very little
chance of finding communion with the
Creator and Sustainer and living life in communion with the Creator and
Those that accept and support
tyranny over the
lives of others are as much to
blame as those that commit tyrannical
"The concept of "us" and "them" is no longer
relevant, as our neighbors' interests are ours as well. Caring for our
neighbors interests is essentially caring for our own future." - Tenzin Gyatso,
the Dalai Lama
"A wealthy man has as much chance of reaching
heaven as a camel has in passing through the eye of a needle."-
Jesus the Tannaim
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This website defines a
new perspective with which to engage reality to which its author adheres. The
author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has
created a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their
agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race.
Religious intolerance occurs when any group refuses to tolerate religious
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faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme leader, no church buildings and in
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desire to control the human race. The international corporate cartel already
controls the world economic system, corporate media worldwide, the global
industrial military entertainment complex and is responsible for the collapse
of morals, the elevation of self-centered behavior and the destruction of
global ecosystems. Civilization is based on cooperation. Cooperation does not
occur at the point of a gun.
American social mores and values have
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cartel has garnered more and more power. This power rests in the ability to
deceive the populace in general through corporate media by pressing emotional
buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population through prior mass
media psychological operations. The results have been the destruction of the
family and the destruction of social structures that do not adhere to the
corrupt international elites vision of a perfect
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bulk of the population has been directed toward solutions proposed by the
corrupt international elite that further consolidates their power and which
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